The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostSun, 31 Aug 2014en-gb(C) 2014 Futurelex LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngAtlanta firm sues ex-managing partner for US$30m<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/atlanta-firm-sues-ex-managing-partner-for-us$30m-3139731/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/atlanta4.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 52-office, Atlanta-based firm Morris Hardwick Schneider has sued Nathan Hardwick IV for allegedly embezzling US$30m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/atlanta-firm-sues-ex-managing-partner-for-us$30m-3139731/Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:08Legal risk dwarfs credit risk for banks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-risk-dwarfs-credit-risk-for-banks-40094006/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bank2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Fines imposed on banks are growing so fast that legal risk is starting to be a bigger threat to banks than credit risk, according to researchers and experts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-risk-dwarfs-credit-risk-for-banks-40094006/Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:08Toronto lawyer arrested over property fraud<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/toronto-lawyer-arrested-over-property-fraud-64924728/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Toronto4.jpg' border='0'/></a>A 63-year old lawyer who applied for bankruptcy this month has been arrested after 25 people claimed that deposits they had put down on property had disappeared.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/toronto-lawyer-arrested-over-property-fraud-64924728/Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:08Stephenson Harwood appoints outsourcer<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/stephenson-harwood-appoints-outsourcer-33009410/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/document.jpg' border='0'/></a>Stephenson Harwood has become the latest UK firm to overhaul its administration and outsource some of its document production.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/stephenson-harwood-appoints-outsourcer-33009410/Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:08Simpson Grierson achieves NZ diversity first<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/simpson-grierson-achieves-nz-diversity-first-54072312/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/gay flag.jpg' border='0'/></a>Auckland-based law firm Simpson Grierson has become the first New Zealand law firm to be given a Rainbow Tick certificate for sexual and gender diversity.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/simpson-grierson-achieves-nz-diversity-first-54072312/Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:08Christine Lagarde 'under investigation' in Paris<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/christine-lagarde-under-investigation-in-paris-28693605/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Christine lagard.jpg' border='0'/></a>The International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief is 'under investigation' for negligence in a French corruption case dating back to when she was France's finance minister.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/christine-lagarde-under-investigation-in-paris-28693605/Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:08Alabama seeks to ban foreign law in its courts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/alabama-seeks-to-ban-foreign-law-in-its-courts-89051697/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/koran.jpg' border='0'/></a>Alabama is the latest US state to attempt to ban its courts from considering foreign, international or religous law with dissenters warning it has consequences for all religions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/alabama-seeks-to-ban-foreign-law-in-its-courts-89051697/Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:08Ministry of Justice fined &pound;180,000 for data breach<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ministry-of-justice-fined-180000-for-data-breach-46216554/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/data breach2.jpg' border='0'/></a>A data breach impacting nearly 3000 prisoners has seen one of the highest fines levied on the justice department.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ministry-of-justice-fined-180000-for-data-breach-46216554/Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:08HP sues Deloitte over Autonomy acquisition<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hp-sues-deloitte-over-autonomy-acquisition-86152048/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/deloitte3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The ongoing row between Hewlett-Packard and Autonomy has taken another turn.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hp-sues-deloitte-over-autonomy-acquisition-86152048/Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:08Legal services boost predicted for 2015<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-services-boost-predicted-for-2015-39961334/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/growth5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal services in the UK is expected to grow to nearly pre-recession levels as the UK business sector improves.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-services-boost-predicted-for-2015-39961334/Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:08Law firms win chunk of Australian defence work<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-win-chunk-of-australian-defence-work-13808617/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/army1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clayton Utz has been awarded the biggest slice of work from Australia's Ministry of Defence.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-win-chunk-of-australian-defence-work-13808617/Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:08Becker takes severe action over lawyer's email against gay marriage<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/becker-takes-severe-action-over-lawyers-email-against-gay-marriage-86235956/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/gay wedding.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 170-lawyer, 19-office US practice Becker & Poliakoff has taken 'immediate and severe' action as a result of an email sent to all personnel by one lawyer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/becker-takes-severe-action-over-lawyers-email-against-gay-marriage-86235956/Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:08Ropes & Gray wins private equity star from Travers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ropes--gray-wins-private-equity-star-from-travers-75675200/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/city3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Phil Sanderson, lawyer to Jimmy Choo and Phoenix Equity, is jumping ship from Travers Smith to Ropes & Gray.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ropes--gray-wins-private-equity-star-from-travers-75675200/Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:08Baker & McKenzie opens services centre in Belfast<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker--mckenzie-opens-services-centre-in-belfast-92626431/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/belfast5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker & McKenzie has become the first US law firm to turn to Belfast as a base for its legal services, planning to be up and running next month.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker--mckenzie-opens-services-centre-in-belfast-92626431/Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:08Adelaide firms merge as South Australia market contracts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/adelaide-firms-merge-as-south-australia-market-contracts-73212003/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/adelaide6.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 11-partner Fox Tucker Lawyers practice is merging in the smaller, five-partner Donaldson Walsh Lawyers as firms in the area feel the pinch in a shrinking market.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/adelaide-firms-merge-as-south-australia-market-contracts-73212003/Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:08Rouse strengthens Thailand presence through new hires<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/rouse-strengthens-thailand-presence-through-new-hires-13368397/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/thai.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 600-person, international IP practice Rouse has appointed two specialist patent litigators to boost their office in Thailand.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/rouse-strengthens-thailand-presence-through-new-hires-13368397/Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:08Male Foley partner loses bias case over earnings<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/male-foley-partner-loses-bias-case-over-earnings-90709957/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/detroit9.jpg' border='0'/></a>A white, 60-year old male lawyer has failed in his attempt to show that his firm's 'action steps' to improve female retention meant he was discriminated against over pay.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/male-foley-partner-loses-bias-case-over-earnings-90709957/Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:08Lawyers make pledge after Ferguson shooting<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-make-pledge-after-ferguson-shooting-1790415/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ferguson.jpg' border='0'/></a>Local law school professors and other lawyers have offered 'legal and other assistance', as part of a move towards greater trust and collaboration in the troubled US town of Ferguson.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-make-pledge-after-ferguson-shooting-1790415/Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:08Ex-Dewey UK partners could be sued by liquidators<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ex-dewey-uk-partners-could-be-sued-by-liquidators-73616863/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london35.jpg' border='0'/></a>Former UK partners of failed firm Dewey & LeBoeuf could be sued by BDO, the liquidators, unless they have already contributed to a partner contribution plan (PCP).http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ex-dewey-uk-partners-could-be-sued-by-liquidators-73616863/Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:08Top UK judge defends China justice plans for Hong Kong<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/top-uk-judge-defends-china-justice-plans-for-hong-kong-58190359/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/hk8.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lord Neuberger, president of the UK's Supreme Court and also a Hong Kong judge, has defended controversial Chinese judicial reform plans for Hong Kong.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/top-uk-judge-defends-china-justice-plans-for-hong-kong-58190359/Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:08Clyde & Co strengthens aviation practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde--co-strengthens-aviation-practice-54337534/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/plane4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clyde & Co is understood to be in the process of making lateral hires of three senior aviation specialists to beef up its airlines and insurance presence.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde--co-strengthens-aviation-practice-54337534/Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:08General counsel rise to the challenge<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/general-counsel-rise-to-the-challenge-19706636/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/kpi2.jpg' border='0'/></a>General counsel are enjoying their new enhanced roles but would like more business skills, research conducted for The Future of Law Summit reveals.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/general-counsel-rise-to-the-challenge-19706636/Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:08Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-77328170/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sweden3.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves across the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-77328170/Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:08US favours GCs on boards over UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/us-favours-gcs-on-boards-over-uk-42513065/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/boardroom12.jpg' border='0'/></a>US companies are more interested in getting general counsel on boards than their UK counterparts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/us-favours-gcs-on-boards-over-uk-42513065/Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:08New York Racing Association GC gets severance payoff<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/new-york-racing-association-gc-gets-severance-payoff-54538386/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Horse racing.jpg' border='0'/></a>The New York Racing Association has found itself emboiled in an 'exotic' bet scenario which has seen the CEO and general counsel depart.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/new-york-racing-association-gc-gets-severance-payoff-54538386/Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:08Demand for cheaper legal fees looks set to continue<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/demand-for-cheaper-legal-fees-looks-set-to-continue-36491032/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/fees2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Pressure on fees looks set to continue with most clients now demanding reductions. It is one of the topics to be discussed at The Future of Law Summit on 30 September 2104 in London.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/demand-for-cheaper-legal-fees-looks-set-to-continue-36491032/Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:08Greenberg Taurig warns on 3D printing liabilities<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/greenberg-taurig-warns-on-3d-printing-liabilities-51228526/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/3d printing1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The law will 'undergo dramatic changes' as a result of the 3D revolution, according to the litigation practice of Greenberg Taurig.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/greenberg-taurig-warns-on-3d-printing-liabilities-51228526/Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:08Investors will impose a new regime for law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/investors-will-impose-a-new-regime-for-law-firms-92564451/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shares.jpg' border='0'/></a>Canadian partners will have to accept a new regime if investors come knocking, says one of Canada's most high profile management consultants.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/investors-will-impose-a-new-regime-for-law-firms-92564451/Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:08Partnership model not suitable for Generation Y<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/partnership-model-not-suitable-for-generation-y-53393159/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/gen y.jpg' border='0'/></a>Generation Y is thinking differently about the path to partnership with work-life balance a top priority.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/partnership-model-not-suitable-for-generation-y-53393159/Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:08Indian law firms see upturn in environmental work<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/indian-law-firms-see-upturn-in-environmental-work-65734867/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/india14.jpg' border='0'/></a>While the level of new investment has fallen in India over the last three years, lawyers are seeing an increase in demand for environment lawyers to rescue businesses from pollution penalties.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/indian-law-firms-see-upturn-in-environmental-work-65734867/Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:08Dickstein Shapiro sets new strategy after 40pc personnel loss<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dickstein-shapiro-sets-new-strategy-after-40pc-personnel-loss-42650113/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/refocus.jpg' border='0'/></a>Washington DC-based, 225-lawyer Dickstein Shapiro is to refocus itself more as a niche practice, having lost 40 per cent of its professionals over the last five years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dickstein-shapiro-sets-new-strategy-after-40pc-personnel-loss-42650113/Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:08McDermott Will jumps ahead through lobbying subsidiary<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mcdermott-will-jumps-ahead-through-lobbying-subsidiary-123917/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Washington dc7.jpg' border='0'/></a>A subsidiary formed just four months ago by McDermott Will & Emery in Washington DC is winning business that might have eluded the law firm, according to the leader of the new team.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mcdermott-will-jumps-ahead-through-lobbying-subsidiary-123917/Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:08Secretary role changed at UK firm Thomas Eggar<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/secretary-role-changed-at-uk-firm-thomas-eggar-43199695/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/secretarial.jpg' border='0'/></a>Six-office UK law firm Thomas Eggar is centralising its document production and reorganising the role of its secretaries.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/secretary-role-changed-at-uk-firm-thomas-eggar-43199695/Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:08Khaitan acquires New Delhi law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/khaitan-acquires-new-delhi-law-firm-23153822/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/new delhi1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 300-lawyer Khaitan & Co has acquired New Delhi-based six-partner PXV Law Partners for an undisclosed amount.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/khaitan-acquires-new-delhi-law-firm-23153822/Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:08Texas lawyer arrested for soliciting murder of witness<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/texas-lawyer-arrested-for-soliciting-murder-of-witness-38064464/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Texas3.jpg' border='0'/></a>A 57-year old lawyer has been arrested after the District Attorney accused him of seeking to have a man murdered who was to testify against him.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/texas-lawyer-arrested-for-soliciting-murder-of-witness-38064464/Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:08Quindell takes the lead on UK personal injury<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quindell-takes-the-lead-on-uk-personal-injury-26025408/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/accident.jpg' border='0'/></a>Quindell, the alternative business structure which describes itself as the 'largest public company law firm', says it has now become the largest personal injury practice in the UK.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quindell-takes-the-lead-on-uk-personal-injury-26025408/Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:08Legal apprenticeship scheme approved<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/legal-apprenticeship-scheme-approved-49907302/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/apprentices.jpg' border='0'/></a>Mayer Brown, Eversheds and Simmons & Simmons are among the firms which have helped the UK develop a scheme to allow paralegals and others to become solicitors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/legal-apprenticeship-scheme-approved-49907302/Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:08Bank of America to pay $16.65b record fine in US<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bank-of-america-to-pay-$1665b-record-fine-in-us-97446205/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bank of america3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bank of America's agreed US$16.65b payment is 'the largest civil settlement with a single entity in American history', according to Attorney General Eric Holder.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bank-of-america-to-pay-$1665b-record-fine-in-us-97446205/Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:08Apple fails to get its legal fees paid<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/apple-fails-to-get-its-legal-fees-paid-86330451/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/apple16.jpg' border='0'/></a>Apple may have been awarded $1 billion in its dispute with Samsung but a judge has ruled the company cannot claim for its legal fees.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/apple-fails-to-get-its-legal-fees-paid-86330451/Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:08Avoid law, partners tell aspiring lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/avoid-law-partners-tell-aspiring-lawyers-42813458/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/future1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Few lawyers would recommend law to future generations, according to research conducted for 'The Future of Law Summit.'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/avoid-law-partners-tell-aspiring-lawyers-42813458/Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:08UK turnover falls 10pc at Edwards Wildman<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-turnover-falls-10pc-at-edwards-wildman-44492834/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/revenue2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The London office of Edwards Wildman has produced disappointing results with turnover and profits down.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-turnover-falls-10pc-at-edwards-wildman-44492834/Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:08Hong Kong seen as divorce capital of Asia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hong-kong-seen-as-divorce-capital-of-asia-23217058/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/divorce12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Hong Kong is coming to be seen as the divorce capital of Asia, according to law firm Withers which has just won a judgement confirming the role of prenuptial agreements on the island.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hong-kong-seen-as-divorce-capital-of-asia-23217058/Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:08Legal profession will be levelled out by cloud, say IT experts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-profession-will-be-levelled-out-by-cloud-say-it-experts-34194574/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cloud5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Cloud computing will level out the legal landscape and give small firms an advantage, according to a report from IT provider Accesspoint Technologies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-profession-will-be-levelled-out-by-cloud-say-it-experts-34194574/Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:08Microsoft previews document management system for lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/microsoft-previews-document-management-system-for-lawyers-66841835/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/microsoft10.jpg' border='0'/></a>Microsoft has published a preview version of a document management and collaboration system which has been specifically designed for lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/microsoft-previews-document-management-system-for-lawyers-66841835/Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:08CC set to lose four private equity associates in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cc-set-to-lose-four-private-equity-associates-in-london-8108526/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/city2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Four private equity associates are thought to be planning to leave Clifford Chance in London to join Latham & Watkins and other firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cc-set-to-lose-four-private-equity-associates-in-london-8108526/Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:08Betty Ford Foundation to study addiction rates of lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/betty-ford-foundation-to-study-addiction-rates-of-lawyers-75759394/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/alcohol.jpg' border='0'/></a>The American Bar Association is joining forces with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Legal Professionals Programme to conduct research on lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/betty-ford-foundation-to-study-addiction-rates-of-lawyers-75759394/Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:08O'Melveny quartet from Singapore join Ashurst<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/omelveny-quartet-from-singapore-join-ashurst-49192070/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Singapore32.jpg' border='0'/></a>The four senior lawyers are moving from O'Melveny & Myers to join Ashurst, strengthening its restructuring and special projects teams.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/omelveny-quartet-from-singapore-join-ashurst-49192070/Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:08Hong Kong Law Soc President stands down<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hong-kong-law-soc-president-stands-down-40012246/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hong Kong13.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ambrose Lam has bowed to pressure and stood down as Hong Kong Law Society president, after losing a vote of confidence.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hong-kong-law-soc-president-stands-down-40012246/Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:08Middle East team of 23 lawyers leaves Squire Patton Boggs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/middle-east-team-of-23-lawyers-leaves-squire-patton-boggs-37096381/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Kuwait2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The five partners and 18 other lawyers which made up the Squire Sanders side of the Squire Patton Boggs merger in the Middle East have broken away from the merged practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/middle-east-team-of-23-lawyers-leaves-squire-patton-boggs-37096381/Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:08China ups the stakes with Japanese auto fines<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/china-ups-the-stakes-with-japanese-auto-fines-45557648/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/china26.jpg' border='0'/></a>Anti-trust specialists are warning that Chinese regulators are getting even tougher on price fixing as they handed out record fines to 12 Japanese auto companies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/china-ups-the-stakes-with-japanese-auto-fines-45557648/Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:08A&O predicts rise of non-traditional legal services<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-predicts-rise-of-non-traditional-legal-services-59455602/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/online2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Organisations will show a marked demand for contract lawyers and document review services over the next five years, according to Allen & Overy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-predicts-rise-of-non-traditional-legal-services-59455602/Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:08GCs who matter are honoured<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-who-matter-are-honoured-5239312/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ethics3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Top GCs have been chosen by The Ethisphere Institute to win an award for ethical business practices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-who-matter-are-honoured-5239312/Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:08Transport GC piloted plane on Ebola mercy mission<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/transport-gc-piloted-plane-on-ebola-mercy-mission-26671652/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Liberia2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The general counsel of Phoenix Air Group flew to Liberia on a mercy mission to pick up an Ebola victim.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/transport-gc-piloted-plane-on-ebola-mercy-mission-26671652/Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:08Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-96023365/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/telecoms6.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves across the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-96023365/Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:08Working for a start-up: The pros and cons<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/working-for-a-start-up-the-pros-and-cons-81240383/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/fund-raising.jpg' border='0'/></a>Passing overhead expenses on to the client was just one of the gripes start-up lawyers had about their external advisers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/working-for-a-start-up-the-pros-and-cons-81240383/Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:08UK local government looks to privatise legal departments<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-local-government-looks-to-privatise-legal-departments-66158820/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Buckinghamshire flag.jpg' border='0'/></a>Three local government bodies have received licences this month to become privatised legal teams and another four are considering the same step.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-local-government-looks-to-privatise-legal-departments-66158820/Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:08US law school makes lay offs after students fall 38pc<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-school-makes-lay-offs-after-students-fall-38pc-45067785/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Michigan.jpg' border='0'/></a>James Robb, associate dean of external affairs at Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University, has confirmed that lay off notices have been served at the school.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-school-makes-lay-offs-after-students-fall-38pc-45067785/Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:08Clyde recruits Islamic finance specialist from Herbert Smith<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clyde-recruits-islamic-finance-specialist-from-herbert-smith-13442996/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Abu d.jpg' border='0'/></a>Adil Hussain of Herbert Smith Freehills is joining Clyde & Co in Abu Dhabi, to head its Islamic finance team and take the number of partners there to seven.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clyde-recruits-islamic-finance-specialist-from-herbert-smith-13442996/Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:08US banks eye Dublin as new base if UK exits EU<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-banks-eye-dublin-as-new-base-if-uk-exits-eu-65156989/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dublin9.jpg' border='0'/></a>The English-style legal system in Ireland is one of the main reasons attracting Bank of America and other US banks to the Republic in contingency plans they are making for a British exit from the EU.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-banks-eye-dublin-as-new-base-if-uk-exits-eu-65156989/Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:08Australian start-up lawyers open in London and New York<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australian-start-up-lawyers-open-in-london-and-new-york-68517332/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/melbourne4.jpg' border='0'/></a>General Standards, a Melbourne-based law firm that started last year specialising in start-ups, is opening up in London and New York.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australian-start-up-lawyers-open-in-london-and-new-york-68517332/Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:08Duane Morris opens in Shanghai<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/duane-morris-opens-in-shanghai-46094897/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Shanghai9.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US firm has received its license to practice in the Chinese city.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/duane-morris-opens-in-shanghai-46094897/Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:08Not-for-profit law firm in Utah offers fees according to household income<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/not-for-profit-law-firm-in-utah-offers-fees-according-to-household-income-47777505/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/salt lake city.jpg' border='0'/></a>Open Legal Services has become the first not-for-profit law firm in Utah, benefitting from tax reliefs for such businesses and offering sliding scale fees to clients.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/not-for-profit-law-firm-in-utah-offers-fees-according-to-household-income-47777505/Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:08Law firms admit to poor project management<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/law-firms-admit-to-poor-project-management-32125989/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/project management2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms are very poor at project management, according to research conducted for the Future of Law Summit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/law-firms-admit-to-poor-project-management-32125989/Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:08PwC launches Australian legal services arm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pwc-launches-australian-legal-services-arm-20317869/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sydney24.jpg' border='0'/></a>The global accountancy firm has launched its next move in the battle for domination of the legal market with the hire of two ex-KWM partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pwc-launches-australian-legal-services-arm-20317869/Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:08A&O leads H1 debt capital market listings<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-leads-h1-debt-capital-market-listings-33297833/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/canary wharf1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Allen & Overy is top of both the global bank and issuer listings in the Thomson Reuters rankings, having advised on 342 transactions in the first half of 2014.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-leads-h1-debt-capital-market-listings-33297833/Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:08Toronto criminal lawyers urge action over convicting judges<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/toronto-criminal-lawyers-urge-action-over-convicting-judges-21856504/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/jail2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers in Toronto are raising questions about a judicial system which lets judges decide on guilt but does not act on trends suggesting that some convict too often.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/toronto-criminal-lawyers-urge-action-over-convicting-judges-21856504/Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:08Withers opens San Francisco base<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/withers-opens-san-francisco-base-5011820/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/san fran1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 109-partner law firm Withers has opened an office in San Francisco, based on demand for its wealth advice practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/withers-opens-san-francisco-base-5011820/Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:08Dentons nabs Jones Day partners for space endeavour<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-nabs-jones-day-partners-for-space-endeavour-35386076/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/space.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dentons has snapped up three Jones Day partners to create a global space business team.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-nabs-jones-day-partners-for-space-endeavour-35386076/Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:08Singapore faces lawyer glut<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/singapore-faces-lawyer-glut-13212119/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Singapore30.jpg' border='0'/></a>The number of lawyers practising in Singapore has leapt up 25 per cent to 4,400 in the last four years, according to Law Minister K. Shanmugam.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/singapore-faces-lawyer-glut-13212119/Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:08The Enlightened Organisation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/the-enlightened-organisation-49661613/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/CatherineBerney.jpg' border='0'/></a>Next month's Future of Law Summit will look at how law firms and legal departments can optimise a changing commercial landscape.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/the-enlightened-organisation-49661613/Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:08Lawyers caught up in conflict query over hacking case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-caught-up-in-conflict-query-over-hacking-case-1043779/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/hacking4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Two lawyers in a hacking case have been asked questions over a possible conflict of interest.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-caught-up-in-conflict-query-over-hacking-case-1043779/Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:08Canada moves closer to non-lawyers owning firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canada-moves-closer-to-non-lawyers-owning-firms-41071097/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/canada11.jpg' border='0'/></a>A report from the Canada Bar Association is proposing that non-lawyers be allowed to own law firms, a move that would require legislation and the approval of provincial bar associations.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canada-moves-closer-to-non-lawyers-owning-firms-41071097/Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:08WongPartnership teams up with Indonesian firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/wongpartnership-teams-up-with-indonesian-firm-5545561/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Indonesia8.jpg' border='0'/></a>Singapore's WongPartnership has joined forces with Makes & Partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/wongpartnership-teams-up-with-indonesian-firm-5545561/Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:08Counterfeit actions increase against China<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/counterfeit-actions-increase-against-china-15511487/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/china25.jpg' border='0'/></a>US-China boutique firm Harris & Moure has seen counterfeit actions by US firms double against Chinese entities over the last year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/counterfeit-actions-increase-against-china-15511487/Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:08Office manager steals US$600,000 from US firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/office-manager-steals-us$600000-from-us-firm-87824181/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Maryland.jpg' border='0'/></a>A former office manager of a leading Maryland firm used several ways to overpay herself for years and has now pleaded guilty to theft.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/office-manager-steals-us$600000-from-us-firm-87824181/Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:08Barclays legal bill estimated at &pound;1.2b for dark pool and other claims<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/barclays-legal-bill-estimated-at-12b-for-dark-pool-and-other-claims-22346132/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Barclays15.jpg' border='0'/></a>Barclays Bank is turning to its usual criminal defence lawyers in the US, Sullivan & Cromwell, over the 'dark pool' allegations but its bill is still estimated at &pound;1.2b.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/barclays-legal-bill-estimated-at-12b-for-dark-pool-and-other-claims-22346132/Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:08Hong Kong Law Soc president loses vote of no confidence<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hong-kong-law-soc-president-loses-vote-of-no-confidence-375373/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hong Kong12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers are being urged to choose a new Law Society president after the incumbent lost a no confidence vote.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hong-kong-law-soc-president-loses-vote-of-no-confidence-375373/Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:08Clayton Utz launches app for dawn raids help<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clayton-utz-launches-app-for-dawn-raids-help-72700169/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/app2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Australian firm has come up with a solution to help in the battle against regulators.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clayton-utz-launches-app-for-dawn-raids-help-72700169/Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:08Hedge fund billionaire attacks Martin Lipton<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hedge-fund-billionaire-attacks-martin-lipton-85713610/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/wall street1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A row has broken out between Wachtell Lipton's Martin Lipton, the inventor of the poison pill strategy and shareholder activist Bill Ackman.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hedge-fund-billionaire-attacks-martin-lipton-85713610/Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:08Law professor criticises Scottish independence<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-professor-criticises-scottish-independence-97999810/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/scottish.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Columbia law school professor says that independence would be bad for business.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-professor-criticises-scottish-independence-97999810/Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:08Lawyers urged to rise above US politics<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-urged-to-rise-above-us-politics-38826740/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Washington9.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US Chief Justice John Roberts has asked the USA's lawyers to 'rise above particular partisan debates' and help the population maintain faith in the legal system.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-urged-to-rise-above-us-politics-38826740/Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:08Indian firms gear up for property opportunities<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/indian-firms-gear-up-for-property-opportunities-40861817/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/India13.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms in India are expecting a new source of property work after the Securities & Exchange Board of India approved a new structure known as REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts).http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/indian-firms-gear-up-for-property-opportunities-40861817/Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:08Two thirds of legal teams lack info security staff<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/two-thirds-of-legal-teams-lack-info-security-staff-82088054/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/security1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some 71 per cent of US law firms and legal teams do not have staff 'dedicated exclusively to information security', according to a new report.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/two-thirds-of-legal-teams-lack-info-security-staff-82088054/Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:08Praise from judges can be used in lawyer publicity<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/praise-from-judges-can-be-used-in-lawyer-publicity-40953003/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/litigation3.jpg' border='0'/></a>US lawyers are to be allowed to quote any praise they receive by judges in their publicity material.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/praise-from-judges-can-be-used-in-lawyer-publicity-40953003/Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:08Bakers plans joint venture in Shanghai free trade zone<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bakers-plans-joint-venture-in-shanghai-free-trade-zone-89459181/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Shanghai8.jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker & McKenzie is planning to make a swift entry into the Shanghai free trade zone once permissions are in place through new regulations.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bakers-plans-joint-venture-in-shanghai-free-trade-zone-89459181/Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:08Australia-listed Slater & Gordon posts bullish results<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australia-listed-slater--gordon-posts-bullish-results-2928992/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/profit.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has seen net profit after tax rise 47.2 per cent, allowing it to pay a dividend of five cents a share.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australia-listed-slater--gordon-posts-bullish-results-2928992/Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:08Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-34216260/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/carephone.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves across the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-34216260/Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:08Two thirds of in-house teams expect to grow<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/two-thirds-of-in-house-teams-expect-to-grow-10086663/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rise.jpg' border='0'/></a>Regulatory work is on the decline as corporate and commercial expands.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/two-thirds-of-in-house-teams-expect-to-grow-10086663/Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:08Companies say soaring data will increase legal costs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/companies-say-soaring-data-will-increase-legal-costs-64235469/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/mobile4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Growing data volumes are making it difficult for companies to identify where information is stored leading to increased legal costs.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/companies-say-soaring-data-will-increase-legal-costs-64235469/Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:08Nabarro to offer fixed fees across litigation cases<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/nabarro-to-offer-fixed-fees-across-litigation-cases-17585228/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/clock2.jpg' border='0'/></a>London law firm Nabarro is to offer fixed fees for all litigation cases, made in monthly amounts - in a project managed by the partner leading the firm's research on the needs of general counsel.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/nabarro-to-offer-fixed-fees-across-litigation-cases-17585228/Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:08Law firms grow 33pc faster with non-exec on board<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-grow-33pc-faster-with-non-exec-on-board-82612718/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/growth3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Top 100 UK law firms with one or more non-executive directors have shown growth of one third higher over the last four years than those without.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-grow-33pc-faster-with-non-exec-on-board-82612718/Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:08Paul Hastings duo move to Pillsbury for Beijing launch<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/paul-hastings-duo-move-to-pillsbury-for-beijing-launch-95110518/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/beijing12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Two Mandarin-speaking partners specialising in corporate and securities law have moved from Paul Hastings to Pillsbury to open a Beijing office for their new firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/paul-hastings-duo-move-to-pillsbury-for-beijing-launch-95110518/Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:08Dozens of law firms jostle over GM claims<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dozens-of-law-firms-jostle-over-gm-claims-73104176/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/GM6.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some 109 law suits have been initiated, involving 983 plaintiffs, in relation to the lethal faulty ignition problem at General Motors and the recall of 2.6m Chevrolet Cobalts and other vehicles.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dozens-of-law-firms-jostle-over-gm-claims-73104176/Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:08Sydney head of Maddocks leaves to start boutique<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sydney-head-of-maddocks-leaves-to-start-boutique-30699560/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sydney23.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading 67-partner Australian firm Maddocks has lost Stan Kondillos, head of the Sydney office, as he moves to set up his own environment and planning practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sydney-head-of-maddocks-leaves-to-start-boutique-30699560/Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:08Ashurst hunts for offshore provider<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-hunts-for-offshore-provider-42883983/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Australia10.jpg' border='0'/></a>Global law firm Ashurst is on the look-out for an offshore provider to cover night work.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-hunts-for-offshore-provider-42883983/Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:08ABA joins forces with Rocket Lawyer to help small business<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aba-joins-forces-with-rocket-lawyer-to-help-small-business-23336865/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/mobile3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The ABA has teamed up with the online document company to offer assistance to small businesses which cannot afford lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aba-joins-forces-with-rocket-lawyer-to-help-small-business-23336865/Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:08Dubai practice expands to Qatar and Bahrain<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dubai-practice-expands-to-qatar-and-bahrain-13324782/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/qatarflag.jpg' border='0'/></a>STA - Sunil Thacker Associates - is expanding its five-office network to work out of both Qatar and Bahrain as well.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dubai-practice-expands-to-qatar-and-bahrain-13324782/Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:08Dechert wins Singapore licence<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dechert-wins-singapore-licence-59412880/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Singapore14.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dechert is opening an office in Singapore, eight months after applying for a licence, taking the firm to 27 offices worldwide.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dechert-wins-singapore-licence-59412880/Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:08Lowenstein opens seven-lawyer Washington DC office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lowenstein-opens-seven-lawyer-washington-dc-office-52636703/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/WashingtonDC1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 300-lawyer New York-based firm Lowenstein Sandler has recruited four insurance lawyers from Dickstein Shapiro to form the basis of a new office in the US capital.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lowenstein-opens-seven-lawyer-washington-dc-office-52636703/Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:08A&O talks to partners in South Africa<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-talks-to-partners-in-south-africa-78877235/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/south-africa.jpg' border='0'/></a>Allen & Overy is rumoured to be setting up an office in Johannesburg.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-talks-to-partners-in-south-africa-78877235/Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:08